As the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep. But Nick Veasey is out to prove a different point with his X-ray fashion photography project — that it isn’t just what’s on the surface, but also what’s several layers deep as well. It’s a different kind of photography, because Nick isn’t using a camera to capture his images.
What he did instead was rent an X-ray machine from his local hospital, build a concrete structure for it in order to safeguard himself from emitted radiation, and take unusual yet awesome-looking images of shoes and clothing.
Human subjects were out of the question, since they’d have to be exposed to around 12 minutes of radiation to capture an image. So what Nick did instead was use skeletons in rubber suits or donated cadavers when he needed “people” in his shots.
Here are some samples from his series on X-ray fashion photography: